Artyard is not to be missed. They have art inside and outside, from small pieces to towering ones. Some of it moves on it's own! Easy to get to on S. Pearl, parking is right out front.
Pirate is a great local co-op art gallery. They have regular shows timed to open with the other neighborhood galleries. They're in a new space one door down from where they used to be. They do a show in the main room, and then another show in a smaller room to the back. The yearly Dia De Los Muertos festival is not to be missed, with piatas, dancers, and altars done by artists, and locals, some are traditional, some are just fun. Patsy's restaurant is next door if you feel the need to feed.
Edge is a co-op art gallery, showcasing local artists. They usually show a few of the artists at the same time. Te space is large and open, with a smaller room off the back that has a seperate show. Openings are timed to coincide with the other galleries on the same street, and usually run twice per month. Parking is free on the street, or kiddy corner in the lot.
I love this shop. From the moment you walk in, it's warm and inviting. This place has the coolest stuff, just an amazing assortment, of unique and eye catching items. The store is in the heart of Cherry Creek, on the north side of 3rd, parking is on the street. Stop in and check them out, you wont be disappointed. There is a great mix of other little shops surrounding this one.
Savageau Gallery is top notch. They carry a great collection of works by Colorado artists. The owner and staff are very knowledgeable about the art and the artists.
Located on Colfax just west of York. Parking on Colfax is metered, side streets are free.
The Denver Art Museum is defintely worth checking out. There are seven floors of art, which includes Native american costumes, and some great Asian pieces. The kids(and adults) can play "where's..." with pieces of art, with cards that the museum provides. The gift shop has some cool stuff, pricey of course. Parking is metered street parking, or pay lots. Saturdays are free.
Old Possums is located just south of 120th in Broomfield. They have a decent amount of books here, in a wide variety of subjects. I wouldn't say their selection is extensive, but I've always been able to find something to peak my interest, and never left empty handed. Plenty of parking out front. The staff is friendly, and helpful.
This is not just a book store. They also have a great mix of gift items, and inspirational items to choose from. The staff is open and friendly. Higher Shelf is located in the church building.
If you're looking for a magazine, you can't find anywhere come here! they have an extensive amount of magazines here, divided by interest. Forom the obscure to the well known. You can tell the people who work here are into what they do. This is a no frills place, but if that's not a problem for you, then defintely check them out. The variety of magazines they stock here will amaze you. Located just north of Mississippi on the west side of Wadsworth.
Located just east of Colorado Blvd. this place has something for everyone(well not kids) Books, videos, lingerie, novelty bedroom items. If you want to make up a valentines day gift basket for your husband, wife, or significant other this is the place to shop. They have a wonderful variety of items. Lots of parking, and you don't feel like you have to be wearing shades and an overcoat when you walk in here.